By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three effects of trauma.
-Identify three ways a client experience posttraumatic distress.
-Describe three types of adaptation to trauma.
-Name three manifestations of depression when linked to PTSD.
-Discuss three ways for clients to better understand emotions.
-Name three self-destructive behaviors.
-Name three levels of victimization.
-Name three types of triggers related to PTSD.
-Identify three coping styles for PTSD triggers.
-Describe four techniques in recalling trauma.
-Discuss three challenges in recalling emotions during trauma.
-Name three aspects of addressing unresolved anger.
-Explain three levels of traumatic grief and loss.
-Discuss three exercises that will help PTSD clients in gaining feeling of empowerment.
-Name what three disorders might be confused with “complex” post-traumatic stress disorder.
-Explain what does Herman mean by the “dialectic of trauma.”
-Explain how does Yalom define an “adaptive spiral.”
-Explain what is the main purpose of a Trigger Chart.
-Name two possible outcomes of a client’s near-death or “out-of-body” experience.
-Explain why is survivor guilt no longer one of the formal criteria for diagnosing PTSD.
-Name the two most likely reactions of a combat veteran to one of their triggers.
-Explain what does Hybels-Steer consider to be an upside of intrusions.
-Name five fears that interfere with intimacy in PTSD survivors.
-Name one way that children cope with trauma that is significantly different from adult coping mechanisms.
-Explain how can you gauge if a the rage-based action of a PTSD survivor’s family member is useful.
-Explain how do the avoidance symptoms of a parent with PTSD create a “shameful family secret.”
-Explain what are risk factors for trafficking victims.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."